Aug 18, 2008

100 Things: Fourth Installment

Hockey News

Hey, imagine that! We're keeping John Stevens as the Flyers head coach.

Not Hockey-Related in the Slightest

Well, beyond the fact that you're learning some more about me.

61.) Much as I do not like the title, I am a member of Generation X. I'm actually fine with being a part of this crew. I'm not a slacker, I'm not a whiner, I'm not materialistic, and I work just as hard as those Traditionalists and Baby Boomers. It's just that there's more to life than the job.

62.) I am addicted to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. However, with limited bookshelves, I wait for them to come out in paperback before buying.

63.) Additional favorites are anything by Langston Hughes, Julio Cortazar, Deidre Martin, Rachel Gibson, and Lori Foster.

64.) I love most types of music. The only thing I really try to avoid at all costs is country. I will make exceptions for Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline.

65.) I am currently addicted to Julieta Venegas and Gotan.

66.) Every holiday season, I get stuck in an angry rock' n' roll phase. Cue The Clash. Read more.

67.) I cannot work in silence. The lack of sound drives me batty. I play one of the stations on at work when I'm not timing audio to the e-learning modules I design.

68.) I have a co-worker who thinks I should fix my tax withholding so that I don't get such a large return each year. Unfortunately, I know that I will never save that quantity of money on my own; it's so nice that the government gives it back each year. (Know your faults, folks, and accommodate for them!)

69.) I moved so frequently growing up that I feel funny if I stay in one location too long. If I re-sign my lease, that'll be four years in one place. My internal reaction is "Yikes!"

70.) Reality shows are not my thing. I do watch "Dancing with the Stars" and I like to watch "What Not to Wear" when I visit my parents (who have satellite service).

71.) I like kids and work well with them. I guess that's what made me such a good camp counselor. (And I really miss doing that during the summers!)

72.) Though I don't follow astrology, I do place a bit of stock in Myers-Briggs. I am an ENFP.

73.) On the other hand, there are days where I just want everyone to

74.) I really have to be in the mood to clean. I use it for stress-relief, so if my apartment is too neat, well, y'know.

75.) My other favorite thing to do when I'm working through a problem is shredding. I love running my shredder. Bzzzzzzzt.

76.) I make a mean bahklava!

77.) I prefer comedies when I go to the movies. I absolutely can't do horror or movies that have too much blood-and-guts.

78.) When I'm not exerting my creative writing muscles here on the blog, I write a quarterly e-newsletter at my job.

79.) One of my short stories was published in my college's annual review of student works. When I was in Ecuador, my Latin American Short Story prof - who is a published author himself - picked some of my short stories for a showcase there, too.

80.) I wrote for the yearbook three years in high school. But not the paper.


Justin said...

I think everyone knows a #68. Mine tells me that he hates the idea of giving the government an interest-free loan. I tell him I'd rather just not worry about having to pay anything in the spring, and the surprise of a nice chunk of change coming my way is an added bonus.

Nadine said...

J: Precisely!